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AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2020
Common Name: Orchid Cactus
Plant Family: Cactaceae
Suggested Use: HouseplantSeason of Interest: All year roundPosition/ Situation: Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoorsSun/ Shade: Part ShadeFlower Colour: RedScent: Scented FlowersLeaf Colour: GreenHeight: low (up to 3 feet)Habit/Shape: TrailingEvergreen: YesSoil Type: Cactus CompostHardiness/minimum temperature: very tender - minimum plus 10 to 15 deg. C.
Varietal name unknown. This vigorous plant produces deep red flowers on spiny trailing stems.
In the wild Epiphyllums grow on the trunks and branches of other plants. They naturally have a rather floppy habit and either need tying in to a support such as a moss pole or you can grow them in a large pot or hanging basket so they can trail over the edge. They like a very free draining compost so either buy a specialist cactus compost or mix your own with 1 part peat free compost and 1 part grit or Pearlite.
Water sparingly do not allow the compost to become too wet. In summer feed every two weeks with cactus fertiliser or half strength Tomato fertiliser to encourage flower formation.
They like bright light and humidity but position away from hot sun. These plants would normally be partially shaded by the plants they grow on so don't want to be subjected to very hot sun in summer.
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The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall
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